Terraseis to carry out 3-C survey in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

seismic-Thierry Gregorius flickrTerraseis, a seismic acquisition contractor, is deploying a three-component (3-C) seismic recording system in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for the first time

The UAE-based company plans to to carry out a seismic 3D survey that includes 3-C data acquisition. This project reportedly follows on a string of seismic firsts achieved by Terraseis during its thirty previous projects in the region since 2005, namely first magnetotellurics (MT) survey (2013); first use of wireless recording system technology (2012); first seismic transition zone survey (2012); first seismic survey using a local security contractor (2008); first explosive source seismic survey (2007); first 3D mountain acquisition project (2007) and first seismic acquisition project in KRI (2005).

John Bryant, vice-president of Business Development for Terraseis, said, “Terraseis continues to focus on supporting our clients with their developing technical requirements in Kurdistan Region of Iraq and continuing to refine our ability to carryout seismic projects in challenging environments.

“The deployment of a 3-C recording system is just another advancement of seismic technology being deployed in Kurdistan Region of Iraq to improve the imaging of complex geological structures. Our goal is to support the Ministry of Natural Resources in the development of its resources by striving to provide the best seismic acquisition services possible and to exceed our client’s expectations whenever and wherever we can.”

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